Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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Field Experiments Goes to Bali to Pair Designers with Local Craftspeople—and Gets Some Surprising Results

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 10, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Product Design, Sustainable Design
Tags: collaboration, Design, experimental, Stefan Sagmeister, Travel

Misteur Valaire - Interlude by Field Experiments from Karim Zariffa on Vimeo.

Field Experiments is an ongoing research and development project, comprised of Benjamin Harrison Bryant (New York City, United States), Paul Marcus Fuog (Melbourne, Australia) and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa (Montreal, Canada), that explores traditional crafts by pairing designers with local craftspeople in diverse regions around the world. So far these experiments have yielded furniture, clothing, videos, publications, exhibitions, interiors, installation and printed materials.

I recently met some of these guys at Sight Unseen’s Offsite exhibition during New York Design Week (in May of this year) and I can honestly say that they're doing some of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. 
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Watch Luxury Fashion Come Undone in “Last Season,” by Artists Lernert and Sander

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 9, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: art, Film, high-concept, installation, lernert and sander

Last Season from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo.

Exceptionally talented Amsterdam-based artists Lernert and Sander create simple but stunning high-concept art films and installations driven by a unique, cheeky sense of humor. A year out of university I saw them speak at OFFF Festival in Barcelona, and was completely enamored by their matter-of-fact ideas and innovative eye that never fails to transform everyday objects into fantastical, vibrant creations (their color palettes are spot-on, too).
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Redesigning the Visual Identity of Berlin's Bauhaus Archives

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 8, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Typography
Tags: Bauhaus, bauhaus archives, berlin, Typography
The Bauhaus Archives has housed the work of Bauhaus greats like Joost Schmidt, Wassily Kandinsky, Johannes Itten, and Alfred Arndt since it opened in Berlin in 1979. Now, 35 years later, designer Sascha Lobe from L2M3 has created a new visual identity for the institution by repurposing existing typography into playful geometric shapes--all by following the age-old rule of “form follows function," of course.
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How Artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari Interpret Radical Design for Toilet Paper Magazine

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 7, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Book & Magazine Design
Tags: furniture, industrial design, models, Photography, radical design, styling
Toilet Paper is an artists’ magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, exuding a surreal and ironic vernacular that both startles and seduces the reader at the turn of every page. There aren’t any texts or excerpts—only imagery and a long list of contributors, assistants, stylists and producers.
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